On a sad note, this week's entry notes the loss of the Chancellor's mother. Losing a mother is very difficult and we were sorry to hear this news. We also received news that Ed Saunders who heads up the Mass Catholic Conference died this weekend after a very brief illness. Saunders was younger than I am if my memory serves me correctly, so this must be also be very difficult for his family.
Though we have raised many concerns over the years about these two men, the Catholic Blogger Community extends it's condolences and prayers for the losses of both of these families.
Other than that, good times were had by all once again this week.
You will also note that with the diocese imploding, this week's travelogue features Pot Luck with Wally the Green Monster.
He also got a dig in on Bill Donohue:
I understand there was a controversy a few weeks ago over lighting the Empire State Building blue and white in her honor. The greatest honor we could give her is to try and recognize Christ in the distressing disguise of the suffering and the poor in the way that she did.
And, might I add that among the suffering and the poor are sick priests whom the Cardinal has cut the salaries down from $1800 a month to as low as $200. The Archdiocese has a new sick and suffering healthcare program for priests, in the tradition of the greatest honors he could give to Mother Teresa: No workie, no checkie.
If you want to think about the distressing disguise of the suffering and poor, think about our priests being sick and trying to pay the co-pays on their medicines and doctors visits with $200.
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks.
I don't care if I ever come back.
For it's one, two, three strikes your out at the old ball game.